MANSA:Harsimrat Kaur Badal Member Parliament from Bathinda and Patron of Nanhi Chhan Foundation Sunday said that education alone can get the women equal rights in the society and for this foundation would request Punjab government to set up at least one girls degree college in every constituency of Punjab to open avenues of education for the girls.
Addressing a first all women conference here Sunday in which more than 10 thousand ladies from Mansa district assembled, Badal said that women themselves would have to rise for their rights and protect their identity in the society. She said that until and unless women themselves would not say big no to social malice of dowry besides female foeticide, women cannot achieve the goal of gender equality in the country. She said that Nanhi Chhan mission has made a beginning in the society to bring attitudinal change amongst the people regarding their preference for male child and she was happy that this message was getting percolated in the remote villages of Punjab.
Distributing certificates and stitching machines to the girl student completing the course in the centre run by Nanhi Chhan Badal said that Nanhi Chhan foundation would start more vocational courses to make girls students financially self dependent Announcing a state wide programme Badal said that Nanhi Chhan foundation would organise all women rally in every district of the state to take this message to every women of Punjab.
She said that she would impress upon Chief Minister to sanction additional colleges so that each constituency should have one girls college. Badal distributed 10 thousand saplings of plants to the ladies in the conference who would plant these saplings in their respective villages with a vow to protect girl child as well as nurture that plant throughout their life.
On this occasion Member Parliament Parmjit Kaur Gulshan, Information Commissioner Jaspal Kaur Bhunder also addressed the audience. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Dilraj Singh Bhunder Chairman Zila Parishad, Sukhwinder Singh Aulakh Halka Incharge Mansa,Kamaljit Kaur President Istri wing of SAD.